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Rakesh Garala

Head of Platform Engineering at ANZ Bank


As the Head of Platform Engineering, Rakesh leads a team of 100+ engineers and 20+ SREs to build a secure FSI cloud and engineering enablement platform. The platform runs over 40 products and services that enable the application teams to transform how they deliver value quickly and effectively to customers, whilst adopting new SRE operational paradigms.

Rakesh started his career as Senior Information Technology Project Manager at Carillion, rapidly progressing to work at the National Health Service and Skills for Care in the UK, before making the move to Australia to work for National Australia Bank as Program Director progressing to Founder – Tech Agility and Innovation, and later on as a consultant at Contino, a global engineering and cloud consultancy.

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